Who we help

Small and medium sized companies facing financial challenges

We work with a select group of small and mid-sized business owners across a broad array of industries. They sell products and services to Canadian, U.S. and sometimes global markets. These companies typically have revenues exceeding $5 Million per year.

Are you a small or mid-sized business that…

  • Is suddenly facing a trouble spot. Your customers are holding off purchases, but your expenses and loan payments are piling up. Cash is becoming tight. Your bank relationship has gone “cold”. Suppliers are edgy. What is the best way out of this predicament?
  • Is financially in disarray. Your business grew quickly on the backs of a few initial clients—too quickly. Costs are high and productivity is waning. You’re dipping deeper into your line of credit and doing it more frequently. You don’t have the staff to give you solid business advice or prepare reliable financial forecasts. Decisions are based on instinct rather than facts. How do you get control of this situation?
  • Wants to do better. You’ve hit a flat spell, and revenues seem to have peaked out. Customers have started complaining about service levels. Competitors are preying on your customers. Your people waste too much time on administration work that could be automated. You’re constantly fighting fires instead of focusing on growth. How do you break out of this rut and take your business to the next level?

We have the most success with clients who…

  • Want to be successful for the long term. Solving a potentially serious financial problem takes time, focus and persistence. You need to be committed to these principles and recognize that quick fixes are rare.
  • Are open to new ideas and listening. Changing how you do things is often a pre-requisite for long-lasting success. We believe in direct and honest communication, and though sometimes you may not like what we have to say, our suggestions are always in the best interest of your business.
  • Want to take action now. Depending on the severity of the situation, you may be required to make timely and decisive decisions. We will identify the critical issues, your available options, and the risks involved, but the final word comes from you.
  • Adhere to high ethical standards. If you want to succeed by taking unethical shortcuts, we’re not for you. If you value high standards of honesty and integrity, we’d like to help you succeed.

Who we`ve helped…

We have experience in the following industries:

  • Technology – software, computer services, life sciences
  • Manufacturing – plastics (extrusion and injection molding), heavy equipment, recycled material, computer equipment
  • Environmental – building products, alternative energy
  • Transportation – trucking and dispatch
  • Retail – electronics, automotive
  • Construction and Forestry – heavy equipment rental and repair
  • Banking – commercial services, retail lending

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